Water Vole Cam

I am very excited to bring you this wonderful live camera on a pool in the grounds of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, in Essex.

Working with Denis Stretton and the Birdsy cameras, we have experimented with a range of set-ups to try to bring some unique live cameras online. This pool is frequented by Water voles (Arvicola amphibius). Water voles have undergone one of the most serious declines of any wild mammal in Britain during the 20th century, due to a mixture of habitat loss, pollution and predation, so it is very special to be able to film them here. You will also see a range of other birds visiting this area, as well as brown rats on occasions.

The grounds at Stow Maries provide perfect, unspoiled habitat for all manner of wildlife, due to the fact that it lay dormant for 100 years after WW1, allowing the wildlife to flourish. I have visited & photographed the amazing wildlife there on a number of occasions. The vast majority of the site is open grassland with woodland and although it has no statutory designation, it is home to many species of fauna and flora including all five species of British owls, a rarity in one location, as well as the 22 red listed birds, which have been sighted. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome works in partnership with Natural England to improve and manage our ecology. As participants in their Entry and Higher level Stewardship schemes, the site work to carefully manage the site to get the very best habitats for the wildlife there.

What to watch for.....

Water Vole

Brown Rat

Mallard

Moorhen

Coot

Great tit

Robin

Blue tit

What's been happening? .....

Click on the image above to find out more about the RoamWild feeders. If you purchase via this link, I get a small percentage, which goes towards the cost of my bird food and live stream cameras.

My Water Vole images from Stow Maries

I'm lucky enough to have photographed the water voles at Stow on a number of occasions.

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